Once I made it to high school (at Hodgson Vo-Tech) I told myself whatever career area I choose I will put my all into it with no excuses. So I chose Culinary arts and participated in the Prostart. Program. After working in the restaurant industry for a few years, I reached back out to my mentors from high-school after graduation; Chef Scott Cave and Chef Gerald Allen connected me to the RYRA program and I’ve been a part of the Apprenticeship program and working for Platinum Dining Group ever since.
My reasoning for choosing this industry is simply because I enjoy what I do. I love to cook but most of all I love working within a team atmosphere and being of help to those around me….it’s what makes all the time sacrificed worth while. I personally believe ministry begins within family but once you work with a company for a long time they become bonus family and they all trickle into one.
Jaymeerah Harris of Platinum Dining Group is an accomplished graduate of our Restaurant Youth Registered Apprenticeship (RYRA) Program, having already earned her journeyman papers as a Registered Apprentice Line Cook by the Federal Department of Labor… and is currently working at Redfire Grill as a Kitchen Manager Apprentice!